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JOHNNY TOUCH – Traditional Metallers Debuts New Track With Grande Rock

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Johnny Touch - Inner City Wolves - promo cover pic - 2014

With its highly anticipated worldwide release of Inner City Wolves coming in just over a week, Australian Trad Metal maniacs JOHNNY TOUCH have hooked up with Grande-Rock.com for the exclusive premiere of album track Dishonourable Discharge.

Boasting more Metal than the steel plate in cousin Eddie’s head, “Dishonourable Discharge” is now streaming at this location.

JOHNNY TOUCH previously released a demo tape and two split 7-inch records and are barely known outside of their homeland. Inner City Wolves is an amazing debut and serves as an example of a band creating an original work that will leave a lasting impression on the Heavy Metal world. Led by a first-rate vocalist and taking the best parts of JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and METALLICA, with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN style ripping leads that shred the soul, Inner City Wolves gets it right across the board! The songwriting is extremely complex, yet catchy as hell. Get ready for what is sure to be considered one of the best Heavy Metal albums of 2014 and a stone cold classic for years to come.

Inner City Wolves will be out on August 19 on Shadow Kingdom Records.

Critical Praise:

“The release from the Australians is sure to leave a footprint on the world of Heavy Metal, ….one of the best releases of the year Inner City Wolves” 10/10 – Metal Temple

“This is the sound of tape trading days in a heavy metal parking lots outside of a Judas Priest show, where metal heads shared the latest news of the underground metal scene from Europe to New York to Los Angeles with freshly mimeographed newsletters.”  - Dangerdog Music Reviews

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Ordering and release information for this and other Shadow Kingdom Records releases can be found at this location.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on JOHNNY TOUCH:

facebook.com/JohnnyTouchAus

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bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE JOHNNY TOUCH.

JOHNNY TOUCH KICKS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE AUSTRALIA.

LONG LIVE METAL.

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KAINE – Premiere New Track “Solidarity” From Forthcoming Album “The Waystone”

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 14, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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British traditional heavy metal band Kaine have just made their new track “Solidarity” available for streaming and download on their Bandcamp page.

The track is available for immediate download for everyone who pre-orders their new CD. Alternatively the track can be downloaded by itself for £1. The album is due to be released on August 1st 2014 and pre-orders are set to ship on July 22 2014.

Stream the track and pre-order “The Waystone” at this location:


http://kaine.bandcamp.com/album/the-waystone

Kaine - The Waystone - promo cover pic - 2014

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KAINE:

Rage Sadler – Guitars & Vocals

Dan Mailer – Bass & Vocals

Ant Murch – Lead Guitar

Chris MacKinnon – Drums

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(Source: Dewar PR – Dewar PR Blog)

* For more info on KAINE:

Kaine Facebook

Kaine Twitter

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LONG LIVE KAINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – European And US Tour Dates For September 2014

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 24, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Promo Tour Flyer - September 2014

JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – The incredibly talented Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper will be on tour with the legendary Jack Starr’s BURNING STARR (official) as rhythm guitarist. Check out the European & US tour dates for this September, on that killer tour flyer (above).

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MARTA GABRIEL

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LONG LIVE JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR.

LONG LIVE MARTA GABRIEL.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Shadow Kingdom Records Releasing “The Lost Legacy” 2CD Retrospective From Sweden’s ZONE ZERO On July 8th

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Zone Zero - classic band logo - 2014

Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the Release of a 2CD career retrospective package from Swedish ’80s Heavy Metal group ZONE ZERO on July 8th.

Comprised of live recordings, rehearsal tracks and studio cuts – including three more recent songs recorded in 2008 – this collection captures the magic of a band heavily influenced by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but somehow fell through the cracks of that burgeoning scene. Shadow Kingdom Records now seeks to turn the unknown into the known with The Lost Legacy.

Shadow Kingdom Records owner Tim McGrogran comments on the package:

“It would be a rare case if anyone were even aware of Zone Zero as they only put out one Single and a few demo tapes in the early 80s before disbanding. In the land of early Swedish Heavy Metal, the very first and most important band was without question Heavy Load, who started in the late 70s. With that said, Zone Zero does have a very strong Heavy Load influence and were also influenced by Judas Priest and the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. There were quite a few bands that popped up in the early 80’s in Europe that could have easily been a part of the N.W.O.B.H.M. but they weren’t because that period of time only included England. This package includes their entire career, which started in 1980 and includes the band re-uniting for 3 brand new songs that were recorded in 2008.”

Stream tracks from The Lost Legacy below:

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CD1:

1. Judgement Day 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

2. Demon from Kingdom of Death 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

3. Magic Woman 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

4. Only Survivor 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

5. Wannabe 1981 [Live, Borlänge]

6. Genocide Patrol 1981 [Stereo-Stig, Smedjebacken]

7. Win or Die 1982 [Parda studio, Stockholm]

8. Evil Dream 1982 [Parda studio, Stockholm]

9. Demon from Kingdom of Death 1982 Björbostudion, Gagnef]

CD2:

10. Innocent 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

11. Zone Zero 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

12. Riding on the Wind 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

13. Revenge 1983 [Björbostudion, Gagnef]

14. Breaker of the Chains 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

15. Searching for the Metal 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

16. Someone’s Calling my Name 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

17. Tarakian 1983 [Rehearsals, Djurås]

18. I Want the Metal Back 2004 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

19. Chasing Victory 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

20. Miss You 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

21. Twilight of the Gods 2008 [Bedroomstudios, Gothenburg]

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on ZONE ZERO:

ZONE ZERO on Facebook

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store.shadowkingdomrecords.com

 www.shadowkingdomrecords.com

shadowkingdomrecords.bandcamp.com

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LONG LIVE THE LEGACY OF ZONE ZERO.

LONG LIVE SWEDEN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATAN – U.S. Tour Starts Tonight

Posted in Heavy Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN will kick off its first U.S. tour tonight at Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn, New York. The influential Trad Metal pioneers will spend the next six days gracing North American stages in support of their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence. Dates are as follows:

4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar

4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes

4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner

4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter

4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery

SATAN is a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.

Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.

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SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011’s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.

Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.

“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” – Metal Hammer

Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.

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Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on SATAN:

http://www.satanmusic.com

http://www.twitter.com/satanmusic_com

http://www.facebook.com/officialsatanpage

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LONG LIVE SATAN.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

NITRO “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” On Vinyl Now! U.S. Traditional Metal Legends Issue This Lost/Previously Unreleased Album!

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Nitro - Volatile Activity - promo LP

US Traditional Metal veterans NITRO join with Blood and Iron Records/Metal Soldiers Records to issue the legendary “lost” never-released album “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” on VINYL.

2013 was a good year to be a NITRO fan and now the dawning of 2014 sees the Pennsylvania quartet offering an extremely rare full LP.

New and long-term NITRO followers worldwide can now add the fabled, “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” to their NITRO collections thanks to vinyl specialists Blood and Iron/Metal Soldiers Records.

Listen to “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” here: www.soundcloud.com/nitroamerica

With amazingly strong staying power, NITRO formed in 1979, released their famous 10 inch EP “LETHAL” in 1982, quickly signed with legendary Belgian label Mausoleum Records, and released the full length LP “LETHAL + II” in 1983.

Nitro - Classic Band Logo - B&W - 2013

Hot on the heels of Skol Records July 2013 CD release of the NITRO anthology “LETHAL DOSE”, “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” comes from Blood and Iron/Metal Soldiers records as an eagerly awaited limited release in black vinyl and blue vinyl.

For more than 26 years, this complete and self-produced album has been tucked away deep in the NITRO vaults. Vinylphiles will be treated to 10 vintage tracks forged in 1987, as well as the new 2013 single “URANIUM” serving as the connective tissue to span the decades between classic and farm-fresh NITRO. “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” includes plenty of exciting extras such as detailed liner notes, lyrics, and never-before-seen NITRO photos from the 80’s of original members Dana Confer, John Hazel, Brad Gensimore, and Tim Wilson.

Order “VOLATILE ACTIVITY” now from Blood and Iron Records at: bloodandironrecords.com/ bloodandironrecords@gmail.com

Visit NITRO at: www.facebook.com/usanitro

 Some NITRO-VOLATILE ACTIVITY videos on YouTube!

NITRO – Do It

NITRO – Take Me Higher

NITRO – Uranium

NITRO – Rule The World

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LONG LIVE NITRO.

NITRO KICKS RIGHTEOUS METAL ASS.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

DARK FOREST – “The Awakening” Coming March 11, On Cruz Del Sur Music

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on December 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Dark Forest - The Awakening - promo cover pic - 2014

UK-based traditional metallers DARK FOREST are set to return with their anticipated third long-player, The Awakening. The album has been slated for North American release on March 11 via Cruz Del Sur Music.

DARK FOREST was forged in the Black Country, England by guitarist Christian Horton. For just over a decade they have been delivering their uniquely rousing, defiant heavy metal to the world. With the release of their self-made EPs in 2007, the band quickly gained the attention and support of the heavy metal underground, both in England and abroad, and then went from strength to strength, gigging across Europe and the UK and releasing their self titled debut album in 2009, then Dawn of Infinity in 2011.

In 2012 DARK FOREST recruited the outstanding vocalist Josh Winnard as their new front man and shortly afterwards also gained the incredible talents of guitarist Pat Jenkins. With this new line up, the band immediately began writing fresh material and entered the recording studio in June 2013 to produce their third album The Awakening.

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The album is recorded in 444hz instead of the standardized 440hz tuning. The decision was based by studying the lost “Solfeggio frequencies”, original sound frequencies which were apparently used in Ancient Gregorian Chants and were believed to impart “spiritual blessings when sung in harmony”* and also by studying the nefarious origins of 440hz. Tuning to 444hz corresponds to a “C” of 528hz on the Solfeggio Frequency Scale, the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA.  This frequency is also believed to encourage “Transformation and Miracles.”

DARK FOREST’s innate sense of melody remains intact on The Awakening, as well as the band’s trademarked epic twin-guitar dueling, but this time the album is permeated by a general sense of oppression and sorrow and sounds much more reflective than their previous works. Not by coincidence, The Awakening opens with the ending lines of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem ” The Mask of Anarchy” and ends with the anthem “Sons of England”.

The awakening must be both spiritual and intellectual and through the rediscovery of our roots and a connection to nature, must lead all humanity to remember the truth – that we are infinite consciousness and we are one. This is the realization that will defeat the global control system of the elite and set humanity free.

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on DARK FOREST:

www.facebook.com/Darkforestuk

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www.cruzdelsurmusic.com

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LONG LIVE DARK FOREST.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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